'Creating successful visual communications requires knowledge, experience, ingenuity & pure talent, you wont find Switzer Studios lacking in any of these attributes'.


Utterly Nutty : Product Packaging

Gluten Free Florentines
Project 01

Utterly Nutty : Product Packaging

Bringing a new gluten free product to the market place in Ireland, Utterly Nutty Kenmare asked me to develop a logo/brand, packaging, various marketing materials and website. Packaging won an award. The product has been very successful and is available nationwide.

  • Client: Manuella Goeb : Utterly Nutty
  • Role: Branding, Photography, Packaging Design, Illustration
  • Year: 2013

Marcos Pizza : Product Packaging

Gluten Free Irish Pizza
Marcos Pizza Killarney

Marcos Pizza : Product Packaging

From conception to delivery, full branding and marketing for Marcos : Gluten Free Pizza Range. This project was a huge success story, creating something a little different paid off, the range is now available nationwide.

  • Client: Roberto Taddei
  • Role: Design, Photography, Illustration
  • Year: 2013

The Summit Book Design

Accompanying Book to the 'Award Winning Film'
Project 03

The Summit Book

The film, The Summit has been critically acclaimed by movie buffs worldwide and has won numerous awards from Sundance and Empire. This is the accompanying book by Pat Falvey and Pemba Gyalje Sherpa.

  • Client: Beyond Endurance Publishing
  • Role: Art Direction, Photography, Layout
  • Year: 2013

The Bishop of Kerry : Crest

Bespoke Crest Design
Project 04

Bishop of Kerry

Each new Bishop must undertake to create a crest, unique to them alone. The crest has elements of the diocese and items which have importance or are personal to the new Bishop.

  • Client: Bishop Ray Browne
  • Role: Illustration
  • Year: 2013

Killarney Community College

Brochure Design
Project 05

Killarney Community College

The Killarney Community College required a fresh new look brochure. Something that would convey to potential students what the school represents and by being part of it what they can achieve together. After the first set of proofs, the brochure quickly turned into a rebranding of the school.

  • Client: Killarney Community College
  • Role: Graphic Design, Photography, Illustration, 3D
  • Year: 2013

Tim Jones Butchers Killarney

Branding
Project 06

Tim Jones Butchers Killarney

Tim Jones Family Butchers Killarney asked me to come on board to give the shop, vans, packaging and logo a make over. Through a comprehensive marketing and design plan his business has been transformed.

  • Client:Tim Jones Family Butchers
  • Role: Marketing, Branding, Illustration
  • Year: 2013

Kennedys Pet Farm Killarney

Branding
Project 05

Kennedys Pet Farm Killarney

Kennedys Pet Farm Killarney required a fresh new look. We built a brand that conveyed a kid friendly playful atmosphere with a tinge of 'theme park' to it. The success of Kennedys has grown steadily since.

  • Client: Kennedys Pet Farm Killarney
  • Role: Graphic Design, Photography, Illustration, 3D, Website
  • Year: 2013

4 Star Pizza Killarney

Signage Design
Project 05

4 Star Pizza

4 Star Pizza rebranding excerise for marketing (advertising,signage, window displays and menus).

  • Client: 4 Star Pizza
  • Role: Graphic Design, Photography, Illustration, 3D
  • Year: 2013

The Ring of Kerry

Branding, Packaging, Design
Project 05

The Ring of Kerry

Branding & Marketing of the Ring of Kerry 'ring' (website, logos, packaging, signage, pulls ups etc).

  • Client: Paul F Kelly Jeweler
  • Role: Graphic Design, Photography, Illustration, Packaging
  • Year: 2013

Christmas Cards for Schools

Branding, Website
Project 05

Christmas Cards for Schools

Christmas Cards for Schools branding, national campaign to bring christmas cards to every national school in Ireland (advertising, marketing, website...).

  • Client: Christmas Cards for Schools
  • Role: Graphic Design, Photography, Illustration, Website
  • Year: 2013

The Rally of The Lakes Killarney

Branding, Packaging, Design
Project 05

The Rally of The Lakes Killarney

Branding & Marketing of The Rally of The Lakes Killarney (website, logos, packaging, signage, pulls ups etc).

  • Client: The Rally of The Lakes Killarney
  • Role: Graphic Design
  • Year: 2013

The Kerry Gathering

Branding, Website
Project 05

The Kerry Gathering

Branding, international campaign to bring visitors to county kerry, Ireland (advertising, marketing, website...).

  • Client: Killarney & Kerry County Councils
  • Role: Graphic Design, Photography, Illustration, Website
  • Year: 2013

About

I could say that Switzer Studios is one of Ireland's leading creative design agency, specializing in all things visual. Damien Switzer believes that design matters. Whether producing a new corporate brand, a national advertising campaign or a business card, the principle is the same. It has to be visual. Unique. Mesmerizing. Unforgettable. Design is my passion. I would like to share it www.switzerstudios.ie... or I could say I am a good designer who keeps the clients best interests at heart. 

So who am I?

Who is Damien Switzer? I am old enough to have started to go grey around the edges, I call them marks of success during my years in the visual communications business. I was schooled in the art of visual creation and communication in the 'NCAD' National College of Art and Design and by some of the worlds premier animators in Senior College Ballyfermot. Coming from this illustration background in the 90's I was introduced to my now old friend 'photoshop', WOW! I embraced the digital age and worked my way from junior to senior designer in the design industry and then worked in every aspect of the print industry to truly understand the processes from conception to the finished article. 

Now armed with a wealth of knowledge and experience that few designers can boast, I left the stress of big business behind me. I set up SWITZERSTUDIOS 'on the day the government announced the country was officially in a recession'. Five years ago I believe I would have been know as a 'Celtic tiger cub' but now the term is 'recession baby'. But business has been great from day one, less stress, more time with clients and family. Oh! and no big overheads to pass on to customers. Being self employed is the best move I've ever made. 

I rely completely on referrals, the fact that I am booming in a recession! this should be testament enough to my abilities

What people say...

"I would'nt hesitate in recommending Damien to someone considering a new business. We have used him for web design, signage, new brands and seasonal campaigns. He is extremely creative and would be perfect for anyone looking to build a brand and avoid the excessive fees charged by other design agencies."  Niall Thompson : Interflow Logistics
"Damien Switzer is the best of his generation, i have watched Damien's art work and creativity for more than 20 years. He is always groundbreaking with excellent concepts and all his clients have benefited from his amazing designs.He is willing and very helpful and has helped me enormously with my work"    Valerie O'Sullivan : Photgraphy
"I always found Damien Switzer to be very creative and understanding to the type of design we require."    Niall Huggard : The Lake Hotel Killarney
"Damien's work speaks for itself - highly creative and extremely professional. I have found him brilliant to work with - obliging, enthusiastic and reliable. He is an incredibly skilled designer who brings an original touch to all he does."      Micheal O'Sullivan : Photography
"Damien is a pleasure to deal with. From our first meeting I felt comfortable with his ideas, the quality of his work was flawless. Importantly in these difficult times his prices were reasonable, he provided a fast and efficient service and I am delighted with the end result. I would have absolutely no hesitation in reccomending Damien."     Therese McDonagh : Accountants
Plenty more testimonials if thats what you like at    www.linkedin.com/in/switzerstudios
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